Ouya Android game consoles will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop in June for $100
And while usually Kickstarter projects have a hard time getting retail shelf attention, the Ouya is different. The Ouya console will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop starting in June for a price of $99.99. Additional controllers will retail for $49.99 and will be sold at the same huge retail chains. The price for the controllers might seem a bit high, but it is justified by the fact that the Ouya controllers will have a touchpad in addition to the standard buttons.
Overall, the deal is a big win for what started as a relatively small project, lifted up by people’s enthusiasm and good management.
1. cezarepc (Posts: 575; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
The touchpad on the controllers is what will make this console slick. Graphics is already great on high-end android games so I guess what's missing is some games with good story-lines.
Affordable console: check
Free/cheap games/apps: check
Hardware buttons: check
Analog stick: check
I'm gonna get one since it's not that expensive, but hopefully future games will have more substance than current good-graphics games on the playstore.
2. jroc74 (Posts: 4947; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Same here. At that price I will get one just because.
Now...I can play Android games with a real controller. Free up my phone for other things when my kids come over and wanna see Android games on the TV. Or when they just wanna play games on my Android phone.
Now I need a bigger place.....so I can get another TV.....lol.
5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
If I'm not mistaken, this won't run the Play store games.
That's probably because of the lack of standardized controller support.
Too bad, because the potential is really there.
I hope they survive until all things settle into place - a standardized mapping support for all Android games, and the next generation hardware in Ouya 2 .(Tegra 4 etc.)
Then we could really witness a revolution in gaming
6. jroc74 (Posts: 4947; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Well that sucks...
I just saw a demo of Project Shield.....if this thing cant use Steam or OnLive...Project Shield will get my money.
Borderlands 2 on Shield....words cant do it justice, just watch the clip:
Shield come with a small screen too? Hand held gaming....
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4947; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ok....just read this will be able to at least do Onlive. Shield looks like it takes over the PC....so that might be out the question.
I have Onlive....dont have Steam.
4. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Reason for me to get
Media player (YouTube, Hulu, Netfick, CrunchyRoll, MVK AVI MPEG4 player, picture viewer)